Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Cool Kids' Cooking" Egg Nests

Preparing eggs.
We mostly try to make meals from as close to the raw ingredient as possible. Sometimes time constraints make a from scratch meal harder to get to the table. On those days we pull out our Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Cool Kids' Cooking. It uses pantry and/or freezer items to get a good meal on the table. We made Egg Nests for dinner:

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen hash browns
  • 1/4 cup flour (we used whole wheat)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 6 precooked sausages
  • salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare six cups of a muffin pan with oil or spray. In a medium bowl toss together hash browns with flour. In a small bowl beat 2 eggs lightly. Pour over potatoes; stir until well combined. Measure 1/2 cup potato mixture into each muffin cup. With clean hands, press potatoes into bottom and up sides of each cup. Place in oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until nests start to brown. While nests bake, chop sausages. Remove the muffin pan from the oven and add sausage to each muffin cup. Carefully crack an egg into a small bowl; slide into one of the nests over sausage. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Repeat with remaining eggs and nests. Cover muffin pan with foil. Return muffin pan to oven and bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until egg is done. 

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Help gather materials and ingredients
  2. Crack eggs
  3. Cut meat (we used hot dogs)
  4. Measure and add ingredients
  5. Whisk eggs
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Assist Audrey
  2. Press hash browns into muffin cups
  3. Pour eggs into cups
These were pretty good. They stuck really well to the tin but tasted pretty good once we got them out. We had them with some local ketchup Maurene and I purchased at the Douglas County Seed Fair.

Maurene loves to pull things out of the drawers.

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